May 20 | Daytona International Speedway to host 2014 Sports Career Summit on June 11

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The 2014 Sports Career Summit will run between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and participants can register by visiting www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/careersummit

Those interested in a career within the sports industry will have a unique opportunity to tour the “World Center of Racing” on Wednesday, June 11 as well as hear from three top Florida sports executives in the 2014 Sports Career Summit.

The special day-long program will provide information and knowledge on how to break into the sports industry and the chance to network with sports executives, directors and managers.

Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III, Jacksonville Jaguars Vice President of Communications Dan Edwards and Orlando City Soccer Club Owner/President Phil Rawlins will have presentations and Orlando Sentinel sports columnist and sports radio host Mike Bianchi will serve as the event emcee.

Other 2014 Sports Career Summit highlights include:

  • Facility tour and “hot laps” around the 2.5-mile superspeedway for the first 100 registered
  • Lunch
  • Two tickets for each participant to the 56th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday night, July 5

The 2014 Sports Career Summit will run between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and participants can register by visiting www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/careersummit

Fans can follow NASCAR and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtag #NASCAR, Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can also follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.

The stars of NASCAR return to Daytona International Speedway on July 3-5. Tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

May 19 | Jimmie Johnson Appearance Highlights “The 48 Family Experience”

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Jimmie Johnson, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and the two-time Daytona 500 winner, will team up once again with Daytona International Speedway for a special ticket package named “The 48 Family Experience.”

Jimmie Johnson Family Experience

A popular ticket package for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Saturday night, July 5 at Daytona International Speedway has returned.

Jimmie Johnson, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and the two-time Daytona 500 winner, will team up once again with Daytona International Speedway for a special ticket package named “The 48 Family Experience.”

The special ticket package, available starting at $48 per ticket for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, includes:

  • A grandstand ticket to the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 5
  • 15-minute question-and-answer session with Johnson inside the air-conditioned Velocitorium that is located outside Turn 4
  • Prior to the question-and-answer session, children will have the opportunity to put together a Lowe’s Build and Grow race car
  • Special Daytona International Speedway giveaways

Tickets for “The 48 Family Experience” ticket package are available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/48 or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

The stars of NASCAR return to Daytona International Speedway on July 3-5. Tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

Fans can follow NASCAR on Twitter (@NASCAR) and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtags #NASCAR and #COKEZERO400. Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for the latest news all season long.

May 12 | DIS to host NASCAR Day Celebration on Friday, May 16

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Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Daytona International Speedway will celebrate NASCAR Day in front of the Ticket and Tours Office with lunch specials, raffle prizes and music. In addition, OneBlood will host a blood drive on-site from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

NASCAR Day 2015

Daytona International Speedway, home to NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race the DAYTONA 500, will host its NASCAR Day celebration on Friday, May 16.

The event will help spread awareness of The NASCAR Foundation and its mission to ensure children can focus on learning by addressing their medical needs.  All proceeds from the celebration at the “World Center of Racing” will stay in the local community and benefit The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics unit at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach.

Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Daytona International Speedway will celebrate NASCAR Day in front of the Ticket and Tours Office with lunch specials, raffle prizes and music. In addition, OneBlood will host a blood drive on-site from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lunch combos will be available for $3 and raffle tickets are $1 with prizes available such as:

  • Richard Petty Driving Experience ride-along package
  • Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola tickets and Pre-Race/Sprint FANZONE passes
  • Accommodations at area hotels
  • Autographed items including a DAYTONA 500 Champion jacket signed by 2014 DAYTONA 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • LEGOLAND tickets
  • Round of golf on The Players Stadium Course  and Dye’s Valley course at TPC Sawgrass including hotel accommodations  

The NASCAR Foundation pins and wristbands will be available for a donation.

Fans can follow NASCAR and The NASCAR Foundation on Twitter (@NASCAR and @NASCAR_FDN) and stay up to speed on the latest news by using hashtags #NASCAR, #forthekids and #speediatrics. Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can also follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.

The stars of NASCAR return to Daytona International Speedway on July 3-5. Tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.

May 02 | 2015 Daytona Supercross Scheduled for March 7

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Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto will be riding for history in the 2015 Daytona Supercross as he looks to tie Ricky Carmichael’s record of five Daytona Supercross victories.

Ryan Villopoto

Daytona International Speedway to host only Monster Energy Supercross race in Florida

The Daytona Supercross, the longest continuous Supercross event in America, will be held on Saturday night, March 7 at Daytona International Speedway. The prestigious and physically demanding event will once again be the only stop in Florida for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, in 2015.

Tickets for the event are now on sale at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Advance general admission tickets start at $35 and kid tickets start at $10.

The field of riders will be a who’s who of Supercross including past Daytona winners James Stewart and Chad Reed as well as Trey Canard, Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen, Justin Barcia and Davi Millsaps.

For the eight straight year, the Daytona Supercross will once again be a Ricky Carmichael Signature Design and Carmichael says the course will have a fresh look.

“I’m ready for some changes to the course,” Carmichael said. “It’s an honor to be able to design the layout for the Daytona Supercross. It’s always been a brutal and demanding race on the riders and I’ve got some new ideas on making the course even more exciting for the fans.”

Carmichael retired from Supercross in 2007 as the most decorated rider in history with 15 AMA championships and 150 wins.

Also returning in 2015 will be the sixth annual Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross. Scheduled for Sunday, March 8 and Monday, March 9, amateur Supercross racers will have an opportunity to test their skills on the same course used in the Daytona Supercross.

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for the latest news all season long.  Fans can also follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com

About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the Daytona 500 – as well as the Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car classic and the Daytona 200 motorcycle race. The enormous 500-acre motorsports complex also boasts one of the most diverse schedules of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo "shoots," production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

About Monster Energy Supercross

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is an off-road motorcycle racing competition, produced inside the world’s premier stadiums, where dirt is brought in and sculpted using construction equipment. Widely regarded as the king of extreme sports, Monster Energy Supercross is considered the NASCAR of motocross. Some of the world’s greatest athletes compete in what has been described as the most physically demanding sport in existence.

May 02 | DAYTONA Rising May Project Update: Daytona International Speedway Continues to Take Shape

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Less than one week ago, the first escalator was raised and installed on the West end of the frontstretch as part of the new vertical transportation. Additionally, the Speedway continued steel and metal stud installation during the last month of construction.

Escalator Installation

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Construction activities for the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project are heating up. In less than 12 months, Daytona International Speedway has installed 7,000 tons of steel and poured over 13,000 cubic yards of concrete to develop the world’s first motorsports stadium. 

Less than one week ago, the first escalator was raised and installed on the West end of the frontstretch as part of the new vertical transportation. Additionally, the Speedway continued steel and metal stud installation during the last month of construction. 

Upcoming construction activities include:

  • Continue installing stairs and escalators at West and East ends of the project
  • Completion of elevator shaft in Injector 1 and 5 will occur in early to mid May
  • Ongoing steel installation in Injectors 2, 3 and 4
  • Interior build out of restrooms, merchandise areas, concession stands and neighborhood bar in Injector 1
  • Service level masonry work in all areas is in progress
  • Continuing Installation of litter shield, seating treads and risers in Injector 1
  • Underground cable pulling for the stadium’s new power system to feed the new stadium is in progress

About DAYTONA Rising

DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. 

DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon, expected to create 6,300 jobs, $300 million in labor income and over $80 million in tax revenue, will be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500. DAYTONA Rising was recently cited as a key source of expected job growth in Volusia County as part of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. 

Toyota recently became the first Founding Partner of DAYTONA Rising, joining the Speedway to help provide the very best experience for fans through over 20,000 square feet of engagement area, branding rights for the Toyota Injector and one of the new neighborhoods. 

Barton Malow is serving as the design-builder for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan “Big House” and the Rose Bowl. 

ROSSETTI, an award-winning architectural design and planning firm for the past 40 years, which headed the design for Ford Field NFL Stadium, University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena and five Major League Soccer Stadiums, is leading the master planning of the DAYTONA Rising site. 

Race fans can follow the progress of the DAYTONA Rising project by visiting www.DAYTONARising.com and connecting with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  Also, fans can see the construction project up close by taking one of the daily tours available at the Speedway on non-event days throughout the year. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/tours or the Speedway Ticket and Tours Building for more information. 

For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

 

About Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

| NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, Legendary Poker Champion Phil Hellmuth Tour DAYTONA Rising

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Following the “hot lap,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III gave both Wallace, who now serves as an analyst for ESPN, and Hellmuth a tour of the DAYTONA Rising construction site

NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace showed off a racing icon – Daytona International Speedway – to legendary poker champion Phil Hellmuth on Monday by giving the 13-time World Series of Poker champion a “hot lap” around the 2.5-mile tri-oval.

Rusty Wallace and Phil Hellmuth

Following the “hot lap,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III gave both Wallace, who now serves as an analyst for ESPN, and Hellmuth a tour of the DAYTONA Rising construction site.

Rusty Wallace, Phil Hellmuth, and Joie Chitwood III Said Wallace: “The best view in my life at any race track ever. When you can sit up here and see the entire road course all around. You can’t do that at any road course in the country. I noticed when I was halfway (up), I could see all around the race track, every spot. Up here, it’s just amazing. You can see every bit of action on the race track; you can even see the beach almost. It’s a great view.”

About DAYTONA Rising

DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. 

DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon, expected to create 6,300 jobs, $300 million in labor income and over $80 million in tax revenue, will be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500. DAYTONA Rising was recently cited as a key source of expected job growth in Volusia County as part of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. 

Toyota recently became the first Founding Partner of DAYTONA Rising, joining the Speedway to help provide the very best experience for fans through over 20,000 square feet of engagement area, branding rights for the Toyota Injector and one of the new neighborhoods. 

Barton Malow is serving as the design-builder for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan “Big House” and the Rose Bowl. 

ROSSETTI, an award-winning architectural design and planning firm for the past 40 years, which headed the design for Ford Field NFL Stadium, University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena and five Major League Soccer Stadiums, is leading the master planning of the DAYTONA Rising site. 

Race fans can follow the progress of the DAYTONA Rising project by visiting www.DAYTONARising.com and connecting with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  Also, fans can see the construction project up close by taking one of the daily tours available at the Speedway on non-event days throughout the year. Visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/tours or the Speedway Ticket and Tours Building for more information. 

For tickets and more information on Daytona International Speedway events, visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.  

About Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing." In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.

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